LinkedIn is a business-related social networking website. Reid Hoffman, Allen Blue, Konstantin Guericke, Eric Ly, Jean-Luc Vailant founded the company in Santa Monica, California in 2003. The company headquarter is located in Mountain View, California, USA. LinkedIn’s famous slogan is “Relationships Matter.” The website is mainly used for professional networking. The primary purpose of LinkedIn is providing a solution for users to maintain a list of professional contacts and manage their relationship with their “Connections.” The users can invite anyone to become a connection. However, LinkedIn has a feature to prevent spam users. A user keeps send invite to an individual and he or she selects “I don’t know” or “Spam” option on the invite email, this counts against the inviter. If the inviter gets too many of such responses, the account may be restricted or closed. LinkedIn is a very important tool for social business for professional users or organizations to maintain their business network.
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